With Bristol’s year as European Green Capital behind us, momentum for greening the city received another boost with the launch of Bristol Green Capital Partnership (BGCP) new business model. The new model includes a number of leading Bristol-based organisations, like Resource Futures, who have committed to supporting the Partnership to achieve its future goals.
Signed up as a strategic partner with BGCP alongside Sustrans, Triodos Bank, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bristol University, UWE, Bristol City Council and Business West, Resource Futures is part of the driving force behind the vision for Bristol to be ‘a low carbon city with a high quality of life for all.’ At the same time, Jane Stephenson, Resource Futures current CEO, becomes a Board Director for BGCP Community Interest Company (CIC).
The Partnership is also on the hunt for its first CEO and independent Chair. The latter role is a voluntary opportunity whilst the CEO is a full-time paid position. Both are now open to applications with detailed job specifications found at the Partnership’s website.
“As a Director for Bristol 2015, the company behind Bristol’s European Green Capital project, I know first-hand how important it is for the city to build on all that has been achieved during this year. Bristol 2015 not only helped existing projects to flourish but has also brought fresh ideas and broadened awareness about what our city can do to become low carbon. As a key player, it’s fantastic to see the Partnership evolve and establish itself as the city’s vehicle for change that is both collaborative and stakeholder-led. There has been a high level of international interest in Bristol’s partnership approach to tackling the challenges of moving to a low carbon economy that has, at its heart, the vision to make cities healthier and happier places for all citizens. It made us all realise that what we have here is Bristol is quite unique and something to be proud of. We have a lot to do in 2016 and beyond to continue Bristol’s move to being low carbon which involves a mixture of individuals’ actions as well as changes by businesses and public bodies.”
Jane has also been appointed to the Board of SevernNet, a not-for-profit enterprise bringing together businesses and community enterprises from Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside to collaborate on resource efficiencies in the area.